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petraeus was resigning unexpectedly and immediately as head of the cia, that second question in washington, the question of who is going to hold the most important jobs in the obama administration now, who is going to run the country on a day-to-day basis, this thing that everybody knows is due to change dramatically for the second term, at 2:51 today when andrea got on the air on msnbc, that stuff started to change already. when andrea mitchell broke this news about general rhett payous. we're going to speak with richard engle about this in a moment. about what the news of general petraeus means for the winning of that part of the government. we'll be talking with andrea about her scoop today. in order to appreciate how big a deal this is, how surprising it is, how not just consequential but potentially further consequential this thing is that happened today, you should know that before this was a reportable story, before it was clear what had actually happened and that andrea was going to be able to report the reasons for general petraeus saying he was resigning we were hearing all sorts
for reportedly knowing for months. the cia director david petraeus was involved in an fbi investigation. holder did not tell the president. investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of the deadly explosion in indianapolis. the ex-husband of the woman whose house is believed it be at the center of the blast says the furnace might be to blame. he says the daughter texted him saying the heat was out the family was spending the night at the hotel. they were not home when the explosion rocked the south side neighborhood killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. it could take weeks to find out what happened. a faulty furnace is not likely to blame. >> thousands of frustrated people in the new york area have been in the dark for two weeks now. the governor says he is not at all happy about it. he says he will launch an investigation into all of the power companies in the region which includes lipa, long island power authority. listen to this. >> they were not prepared. i think they were noncommunicative in their response. i think the noncommunicativeness actually exacerbated the s
people want to hear. fall out bro growing after the head of the cia quit. yust before he was to testify on the terrorist attack on libya. shock and disbelief. turn to wide spread calls for answers especially about the timing . did general petraeus have another reason for quitting. if it was that serious wouldn't the director of the fbi would tell the president of the united states that he may be compromised. >> new details on the developing store store. an american family living in third world conditions after sandy. it is not even anger now. it is just broken people. people are being brokep. and our nation on the brink of massive tax hike. two leaders going head-to-head over how to deal with our debt and they need to get it done now. >> they are damaging our question. and start to solve the problem. we are serious about reducing the debt. the wealthy east americans stop the americans from going after the cliff. >> there is new reaction to the resignation of the cia. the timing of david petraeus's departure. it is a day after the four-star general ended his career . he quit because he h
and announced that general david petraeus was resigning immediately as head of the cia, that second question in washington, the question of who is going to hold the most important jobs in the obama administration now, who is going to run the country on a day-to-day basis. the thing that everybody knows is going to change, at 2:51 today when andrea got on the air, that stuff started to change already when she broke this news about general petraeus. we're going to speak with richard angle about that in a moment, we're also talking with andrea about her scoop today. but in order to appreciate how big a deal this is, how not just consequential but further consequential this thing is that happened today, you should know before it was clear what had actually happened and that andrea was going to report the reasons for him resigning, we were hearing all sorts of things about the potential reasons why he might be resigning. maybe he had political differences with president obama. maybe a huge disagreement. it was rumored that maybe general petraeus had been in talks to take a job with the romney adm
people about the attack on our embassy in benghazi. and why the cia insists she doesn't know what she is talking about. plus, two weeks after super storm sandy, tens of thousands of americans are still in the dark. >> how long is it going to take to get our electricity back? >> i am very unhappy. [chanting] >> we certainly understand the frustration that's out there. [chanting] >> more trucks, more trucks. >> shepard: tonight, how long before the lights come back? and volunteers from louisiana bringing supplies to the northeast. pay back for all the help they got after hurricane katrina. >> we wanted to reach out and help them like some people helped us. >> shepard: tonight, all aboard the train of hope. but first from fox this monday night, pillow talk and national security. fox news confirms or has confirmed that the cia found classified documents on the computer that belongs to paula broadwell. she is the woman who had an affair with the then cia david petraeus. there is nothing to indicate that these documents actually came from general petraeus himself. the general stepped down a
has been totally in the dark or was totally in the dark. the director of the cia was under investigation until a week ago last wednesday is when they say he found out. even so that investigation ban months ago. >> it is simply a fact that the white house is knottednot aware situation regarding general petraeus until wednesday. the situation regarding general allen until friday. so the fbi is the place to go. >> the deputy director of the fbi shawn joyce is going to make an appearance on capitol hill to brief leaders of the house and senate intelligence committee to say why they also were not kept in the loop regarding the investigation of general petraeus. this story has taken several strange turns in the past 24-hours. we caught our first glimpse of paula broadwell and found her driver's license was found on a jogging trail in washington. the scandal that started with broadwell has ballooned to include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen accused of sending several00 e-mails to kelley that were like phone-sex over e-mail. it is time right now to hold of
involved in the former cia director's soap opera. and she is not his wife or his lover. it's monday, november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everybody. happy veterans day. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we'll get the latest on the dramatic downfall of general david petraeus and a messy, messy e-mail chain in just a moment. >> the story is getting a little juicy. let's say that. >> my goodness. also ahead as we salute america's veterans, the army vet pushing himself to the limb tight pay tributen his own special way mile after grueling mile. >> inspiring story there. stay tuned for that. >>> two weeks now after super storm sandy, the people on battered staten island get a helping hand from some volunteer whose say the official response is, well, too little too late. >> i would have to agree with that. having just gotten power last night. >> almost two weeks to the day. >> yes. >> without power? >> absolutely. >> tempers are running high, with the power authority. residents are mad at the power company and
>>> good morning, america. breaking, new details on the fast-moving cia sex scandal. new pictures of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arst. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to sh
which he gifted us with yesterday and general petraeus, the c.i.a. had no idea when he said i wanted to tap that, he meant something completely different. let's go to lisa ferguson for a current news update. >> hey john. always good to have you on the show. good morning everyone. the president is dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy today. he heads to new york this morning to look at the damage and to thank first responders who risked their lives last month. later this evening president obama will host the cast and crew of the movie "lincoln" for a screening at the white house. he is coming off a very important news conference yesterday. not only was this the first since his re-election, it was also the first he's held in eight months. several reporters did want to talk about the general petraeus scandal, of course but the president fortunately did get to spend a lot of time on the fiscal cliff which is what he was hoping for. while left room for a compromise by not taking a hard, red line on taxes
, talk to dude about this story, make the point that, if the director of the cia gets busted for, you know, an infidelity, that may be a signal that everyone needs to be a little bit more better behavior. the fact that he was using a gmail account for awful this trying to hide things in the draft folder so nothing was truly sent. but they would have a shared account all in the draft folder that was the best that the cia director could come up with gmail? >> gmail? >> much lesser scale. some of the things you hear on the street. layman's reaction. >> from the dudes. >> dudes. >> like how you guys are trying to cover your hineys. >> not frying to cover. stories that make you go, hmm. the president talked about the looming fiscal cliff and what he said at the white house got a lot of attention on wall street. stocks sank because of fears there will not be a deal by end of the your to head off higher taxes and those steep spending cuts as well. the dow tumbled 185 points. almost 1.5%. overseas markets are trending lower this morning. the thing is, you hear people in other situations say t
>>> president obama has named michael morell as the acting cia director. it is not clear who will testify on next week's benghazi attack. >>> many are questioning how many with an impeccable military record could be brought down by an extramarital afare. joining me now jack jacobs. welcome to you, colonel. i know you have known this man for an awfully long time. he was a cadet while you were teaching him at west point. talk about him in general as a man and general. >> very smart kid. spoke very well, always did very well. full of energy. very smart in thought as generals, potential generals should. far, far ahead of what's happening right now. always thought of consequences, which is something of an irony in the circumstances. and not surprisingly rose very, very quickly up through the ranks. >> which by that description you find shocking this if he's a man who looks at consequences of actions. this is something that took him down not as a result of him trying to cover up an affair but fbi being alert today look into some level of impropriety. >> yeah. my understanding is th
of the cia to resign. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on two. it's saturday november 10th. >> a cold start to the day. let's check in with rosemary and get a quick look at your saturday. >> reporter: good morning. most of us in the 40s but i will direct you to the north bay. the valley locations. that's where we find the advisory. take a look at how widespread it is. down the valley and into the bay. here at home it'll last through eight this morning so we have another hour to go. widespread. we will look around at your current conditions coming up. >> happening right now two water mains busted open in a peninsula neighborhood, water went down the street causing an early morning messw. are live in palo alto to show you the clean up. >> right now the utility workers have their equipment out in the middle of the street. you cane this bulldozer piece of equipment scooping up the mess that the two water main breaks caused. off to the right over here you can see a jackhammer ready. they will be digging drilling
. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >> the resignation of cia director, david petraeus is beginning to sound like a race the spy novel. the retired general stepped down after the fbi discovered an extramarital affair. it's raising lots of questions about how washington works, how well its secrets are protected. >> lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are questioning who knew what and when, if regarding the petraeus affair. a spokesman for house majority says the congressman heard about it in late october. it sounds that we did not hear about it until election day in justice not add up. >> the president disposable of liddy did not know about it until after the election the homeland's security germans say it doesn't make sense. >> after admitting to the affair, with his biographer, pala braodwell his wife holly, known for her work with military families is described as furious. more to this point in all matters because of the rest of us >>catherine: joe kelly is a friend of the petraeus family who told an fbi acquaintance that paul braodwell was sending her haras
of evidence in the casey anthony murder trial get overlooked? >>> plus, a new report on what disgraced cia director david petraeus is planning to do next. you're watching "early today." >>> hey. there. welcome back. here are some stories making news this morning. "the new york times" reports that former cia director david petraeus is fighting off cabin fever after his november 9th resignation. friends say he is considering teaching posts at four universities and publishing proposals, possible speaking or corporate board offers, and he has not ruled out a job as a television analyst. >>> the indianapolis explosion that killed two people is forcing the demolition of about 30 homes in the surrounding neighborhood. police are still investigating the november 10th blast. >>> new evidence shows that someone in casey anthony's house did a computer search for the term "fool-proof suffocation" on the day 2-year-old caylee anthony died, but it was misspelled with an "i," and prosecutors never knew about it. casey anthony was acquitted of her daughter's murder in 2011. >>> president obama, his wife a
already said they are leaving. and david petraeus resigned as cia director because of an affair. a judge ordering mediation for the maker of twinkies and hoe hoes and the striking union. the judge says there are serious questions since the union went on strike after rejecting hostesses contract after but never filed an objection to it. hostesses cce. when you sell them wonder bread and you name it. if you can't sell for a profit you are not in business. >>> the talks are expect to do end today. >> oo they have a christmas tradition in santa monica, california. they denied a christian group's request to allow the display of a christian nativity while the lawsuit displays the nativity. >> it's something i grew up knowing. it's kind of sad. >> we would look nativity scenes. >> it was on the meals of a dispute after they this displays of anti god messages. the decision was not made to quash religious speech but they were starting to drant city resources. >> don't even think about it that is the message nearly 100 sent to oept bam ma about the prosible nomination of ambassador susan rice as t
for the well-planned ambush and assault. a request for military help was made and denismed c.i.a. operatives were twice told to stand down enstead of helping the ambassador. why were the ambassador's calls for help, why did they go unanswered? the american people need to know this. what happened. why didn't the u.s. help the ambassador when he was urn attack? and why what individuals killed the ambassador? and what has the united states done to track these outlaws down, hold them accountable for this, yet another attack on 9/11. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seebling recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to recognize a tremendous milestone in the tenth district of illinois in the chicago area. recently, the solomon scheckter day school of metropolitan chicago celebrated its 50th anniversary. founded in 1962 with only 15 students in its first class, it's grown to pr
. the president holds a post-election news conference his first in eight months. >> the cia scandal, benghazi attack, and looming fiscal cliff all got plenty of attention. it's thursday, november 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the president heads to new york today for a look at hurricane recovery. we are going to have highlights of his news conference in a moment. >>> also, this half hour, what is next in the middle east, after israel unleashes a deadly assault that takes out a leader of hamas? >> growing tension in the area of the country. a hot spot. >>> we'll head to the great northwest on the trail of bigfoot. we follow the die-hard big foot hunters determined to track down the legendary beast. >>> and one week until thanksgiving. rub your belly, please. i can't wait to eat. >> it's time. >> disney our parent company helping usher in the season with colorful windows and clothes and all for a very good cause. >>> but first, the president takes a one-day break from his budget crisis t
five-day forecast and the holiday weekend view as well. >>> thank you, bill. the former cia director breaks his silence. why what david petraeus said is being kept secret. >>> and the battle between sheriff roth kree mee, the letter the sent to the mayor and what he said .Ñj6+ . >>> david petraeus made his first official remarks today after resigning last week because of an extramarital affair. ktvu's john fowler is in the news room tonight with what the general said and why we won't be hearing it. john. >> general petraeus testified during a dmraszed session of congress, a highly -charged appearance about libya and unlike previous trips to capitol hill, his wife did not accompany him. >> tight security surrounded closed-door sessions on capitol hill. retired general david petraeus apoll jiedz to lawmakers for his affair that led to his resignation last week. it's something san mateo congresswoman jackie speer today reveals a military culture of sexual corruption. >> i am deeply deeply disappointed in former general petraeus's actions. the jury is still out on what general allen did
today having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice, because it is certainly clear from the beginning that we knew that those with ties to all khyber were involved in the attack on the embassy and clearly the impression that was given of the information given to the american people is wrong. -- we knew that those with ties to al qaeda were involved. they knew by the 22nd that the information given to them was wrong, yet they have not cleared that up with the american people to date in saying they were wrong, including the president of the united states. host: the new hampshire senator went on to say she will block any clinton's successor, because she wants more information about the benghazi attacks. what is next on that front? since an individual senator can put a hold on a nomination. that could prevent this from going forward. we have seen this in previous cases. if we saw this in the bush and administration would john bolton. we have seen it in a couple of cases in the obama administration where nominee for a high government post was held up for a long time. it
testifying cia michael morrell who was going to replace david petraeus. the x cia director will speak to both the house and senator intelligence committees on friday morning. >> more recently, the resignation of general petraeus is open up even more questions and mud is contained in the report has recurred following his visit to benghazi. >> and also, the contentious battle brewing involving. u.s. ambassador susan rice and her role in the administration's response to benghazi. a possible replacement for secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> now president obama has the gall to float the name as possible secretary of state. to the actually misinform the american people during this crisis. >> hillary clinton also testify next month before the house foreign affairs committee about the attack on libya. >>catherine: david petraeus will testify tomorrow before the senate and house intelligence tends he has resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. if the want to hear his testimony on the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi >> things are quickly deteriorating in israel. they a
're even more concerned, centers around the information that the cia had just after the attack about possible involvement in the benghazi attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and those three other americans. now, ambassador rice did not make reference to this information in her talk show appearances. the unclassified talking points she used were provided by the cia, were stripped of these references to al qaeda, because the information was classified and couldn't be delivered in public. now, after the meeting, ambassador rice acknowledged those talking points turned out to be incorrect. but that she stressed she and the administration never meant to mislead the american people. and what the senators are saying is, as a cabinet member, ambassador rice is privy to this conflicting information, she should have been more discerning when she went on those talk shows, and that the secretary of state should ambassador rice be nominated needs more independent, not just held to party lines. let's take a listen to what senators graham and ayotte said yesterday after those meetings. >> b
from sandy. >> plus, new details in the departure of the cia director, and the breach of trust even he's calling unacceptable. a veterans day service in memory of those who served our country. >> and the ravens get ready for a possible season changing matchup against the black and silver raiders. 11 morning sunday news starts now. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. >> by this afternoon we're going to get close to 70. it's going to warm up fast. if you're up early getting ready to go downtown for tail gating you're going to have to bring two different sets of clothes. winter stuff for the morning and shorts -- well, maybe not shorts but lighter stuff for the afternoon. 37 at the airport right now. mostly clear skies. so it is a chilly start. by the time we get into the afternoon, temperatures will climb into the 60s. average high is 58. we should be about ten degrees above the mark. we'll come back and take a look at the seven-day forast going into next week. >>> our big story, the lienup continues in areas hardest hit by hurricane sandy
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background. particularly, your cia background. >> i worked at cia and the national intelligence council in washington for 35 years. >> in what capacity? >> ultimately, became the national intelligence officer for latin america, which is a three or four star military equivalent. i was a civilian, of course, but it's a substantial position. i had responsibility for all of latin america and cuba on the analytic side of intelligence. >> what does that mean? >> well, i was notysç a field operative. i did not -- i did not go out and conduct espionage. i did not meet foreign agents. i was basically, most of the career at headquarters, in virginia, i wrote national intelligence estimates, quite a few on cuba over the years, and on many of the other latin american countries. >> before we get into fidel castro and his regime, how did you get interested in that work? >> i was a student at georgetown university where i later taught for 25 years as an adjunct. teaches here now at the university of miami, but i was attracted to the foreign service school at georgetown. it was a time when a lot of us
the department of state. why would the cia, why would they lie, the narrative was al-qaeda was on its heels and when the narrative is al-qaeda is at the front door and about to kill four americans. of course they knew and scrubbed out that information so susan rice either didn't have it or didn't use it when she went on the television talk shows on sunday. >> dave: the thing i can't figure out, david petraeus on friday said that again, i knew from the start, we knew from the start it was terrorism. why in those talking points was there ever any mention of a youtube video and a spontaneous protest, if the intelligence community knew what it was, why was that ever a part of the talking points, another question we likely will not get an answer to, don't hold your breath. >> clayton: as peter king talked about yesterday, the bureaucratic way of questioning them. >> dave: getting susan rice. >> clayton: protocol, to get the answers and she may not know anyway. >> at one point in the weekly standard it says, the president says we're after an election now i think it's important for us to find out
who is responsible in this town by yourself a mirror. >> among those testifying, active cia director, michael morell who was tapped to lead the agency after david petraeus resigned last week admitted to an extramarital affair. the x cia director, will also speak to both the house and senate intelligence committees on friday morning. >> more recently, the resignation of general petraeus has opened up even more questions such as what is contained in a report he prepared following his visit to benghazi. another sidebar, the contentious battle brewing involving toward u.s. ambassador you= = = abbasid = for -- susan rice. the u.n. ambassador, susan rice. who could be leaving that post early next year. >> now president obama has the gall to flow out been named as possible secretary of state the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the american people during this crisis. >> clinton will also testify next month before the house affairs committee after the attack and libya. in washington, i'm torry dunnan >> bp has already going to agree to plead guilty to a dozen fe
-- >> i'm more troubled today. having met with the acting director of the c.i.a. and ambassador rice, the information given to the american people was wrong. >> bill: more verbal warfare breaks out over the assassination of the libyan ambassador on 9-11. three senators met with u.n. ambassador rice today and it did not go well. we'll have a full report with charles krauthammer. >> for those that are not christian, it's a difficult time when the state or the government is soring the religion. >> bill: more christmas chaos in rhode island. why does secular progressives continue to try to diminish this federal holiday? we'll trio answer that question tonight. ♪ . >> bill: what the heck is this? some south korean guy bopping around has now become the most popular video in history. dr. keith ablow will try to explain it. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. we'll have the talking points memo in our next segment. it's more christmas chaos as the holiday is again under attack this year. firs
could finally get the answers they're demanding today in the investigation into former c.i.a. director david petraeus. the fbi and c.i.a. say they will brief members of the house and senate intelligence committees laying out how they handled the case and standing by their claim that politics were not involved in their decision to keep lawmakers in the dark. at least four people are now caught up in the investigation. along with petraeus and paula broadwell, there is jill kelley and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army
. >>> that cia sex scandal highlights the insecurities of e-mail. but there are more ways than ever to hide sensitive documents and erase your footsteps. len ramirez shows us how. >> this tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds. >> reporter: there has always been a need to protect sensitive information. whether it's a corporation dealing with trade secrets or a senator trying to hide an adulterous affair. our information more vulnerable than ever. >> the biggest concern is the security of the information in the cloud. >> reporter: the cloud based in san jose has been doubling in size the last two years by creating software that encrypts e-mail to make it unreadable to any outsider. >> if you're not going through our gateway, all you'd see is gibberish. >> reporter: it's designed as a business security system. >> consumer data. >> reporter: but there's an emerging market for consumer products. remember that self-redestructing? message there's an app for that. it decides how long an e-mail can live on your phone before it self-erases. and another service is available for pcs on the web and it'l
and the united nations ambassador susan rice joined by acting cri cray -- c.i.a. director on the hill today to meet with a number of member of congress. following the meeting, senator lindsay graham and john mccain spoke to others. their comments to reporters are about 10 minutes. >> we had a very candid discussion with ms. rice and the acting director c.i.a., we are troubled by some of the answers we have gotten. there was evidence leading up to the attack on the consulate and the tragic deaths of brave americans and ambassador rice was warned sufficiently. it is clear that the information given to the american people was incorrect when she said it was a spontaneous demonstration that triggered it. it was not. there were many indications that that was not the case, including statements from libyans and other americans. bottom line i'm more concerned than i was before that the explanation about how four americans tide does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was wrong. in realtime it was disconnected from reality. anybody looking at the threats, it would jump
involving now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and his extramarital affair with the author of his biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousa
the libya attack was wrong but that the information came directly from the cia. same is true of condoleezza rice who passed on incorrect cia information on weapons of mass destruction in iraq, but was still overwhelmingly confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been an overachiever for most of her life. high school valedictorian, basketball star, rhodes scholar, rising star in the clinton administration, but she also has a reputation for blunt talk. >> by all accounts, she is talented, capable, and extremely abrasive. >> reporter: in the 2008 campaign she ridiculed hillary clinton's foreign policy experience and called john mccain reckless and confused. if the president does nominate her, those who know susan rice well say she's more than up for the fight, and although it would be a bruising confirmation battle, she almost certainly would have the votes to be confirmed. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> interesting parallel that story points out between condoleezza, confirmation process, and this one. "the washington
hearing former cia director some republican leaders say they are convinced more than ever that the white house tried to cover up the libya attack. retired general testified in a rare closed door session on capitol hill. he apologized for his affair that led to his resigning as director last week. republican lawmakers say he told them that he knew terrorists had stormed the consulate however, according to the gop he also testified that the -- [inaudible]. >> they were much more specific and yet they said indications of extremists that indicate though it was clearly evidence that there was al- qaeda. >> republicans say that he also testified that he mentioned terrorists elements during a briefing is after the attack that killed four americans including the ambassador. >> the state's employment development department said that unemployment dropped to 10.1% in october. that's down from 10.2% the month before. many of the job gains were in retail. >>> here the unemployment rate remains lower than the state average. all nine bay area counties in the single digits, solano has the highest une
suggesting it was sparked by a spontaneous protest accompanied by acting cia director michael morell, rice explained she was using unclassified talking points which were stripped of references to al qaeda, still classified by the intelligence community. so rice used the word extremist. >> extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. >> reporter: a source inside the meeting tells cnn rice admitted to gop senators she was aware of classified information suggesting al qaeda was behind the attack, and yet gop senators point out she still said this publicly. >> we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: cnn also was told rice tried to clarify to gop senators what she meant was al qaeda's poor leadership has been decimated but gop senators say it is proof rice was putting pre-election spin before national security. >> it was unjustified to give the scenario as presented by ambassador rice and president obama three weeks before an election. >> reporter: ambassador rice, what do you say to republicans who say your comments were politically motivated? rice didn't answer our questio
fast-developing cia sex scandal, now reaching the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back
this woman, paul broadwell, who allegedly had an affair with now former cia director david petraeus. general john allen, not only headed u.s. forces in afghanistan, he was slated to take over as head of the u.s. european command and nato forces in europe. the secretary of defense, leon panetta, was traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed this. >> today, this matter is being referred to -- referred for investigation to the inspector general and is now in the hands of the inspector general. >> reporter: overnight, fbi agents searched the home of petraeus' alleged mistress, his biographer, paula broadwell, with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary panetta who is also a former director of the cia said petraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step. i think it's important when you are director of the cia with all of the challenges, that -- >> as far as general allen is concerned. it's important to know that -- to note that the defense department says he's denied any wrongdoing here. but the investigation co
for political reasons. the director of the c.i.a. and now current intelligence officials have said no. intelligence agencies changed it not the white house. i don't understand why we're even talking about this still. let's see. he said the intelligence community made substantial analytical changes with the talking points were sent to the government agency, partners for their feedback. there were no substantive changes made to the talking points after they left the intelligence community. period. another anonymous official echoed him saying they were made based on intelligence and legal purposes. first the individual about the individuals linked to al-qaeda was derived from classified sources. classified. second were so tenuous. they still are. it makes sense to be cautious before pointing fingers so you don't set off a chain of circular and self-reinforcing assumptions. third is it important to not prejudice an investigation in the early stages. representative adam schiff who we just had on yesterday from the h
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